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. >> amtrak wants to shorten your trip every day. >> kim dacey is live to explain. good morning. >> good morning. officials are looking at whether these high-speed trains would entice more commuters and close the gap between plane and train travel. amtrak is launching high-speed trials in the northeast to expedite service. they say the goal is to raise speed from the current 130 miles an hour to 220 over the next decade, cutting current travel times in half. they think by cutting travel time, more people might choose trains over airlines to avoid airport security, and more commuters to d.c. would save time by not sitting in traffic. an economist believes the project would entice more baltimoreans to commute to d.c. to earn more money, and that's not all. >> we're the smallest major city on the east coast, and we're also the cheapest major city on the east coast. and so by tying us more forcefully in with markets like new york and washington, d.c., philadelphia, and boston, it creates a lot of economic opportunity for business expansion in the baltimore metropolitan area. >> amtrak estima
in the central valley. 40 people were injured when a big rig collided with a amtrak train along the amtrak line. the big rig struck the train where the tracks cross kansas avenue. ktvu's kara cara liu has more -- cara liu has more. >> reporter: one of the victims heard screams and crying before the accident. a big rig slams into the train about 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. you could see the derailed training leaning. she was in a second car, she says she was returning home after visiting hayward. she says she wasn't seriously hurt but it was scary when the train started tipping. >> you couldn't see anything. it was just all dusty and, you know, you are breathing in the dirt. people start coughing, screaming, crying. it was horrible. >> reporter: that train left oakland about 7:30 a.m. this morning. folks on other trains this afternoon say they got a call from amtrak telling them about the derailment and saying they would have to be bussed. >> i take amtrak all the time, this is the first time anything like this happened. it is unnerving. >> reporter: 40 people have been taken to the hospital. amt
? >> that lets it be possible for some amtrak travelers. -- that might be true for some amtrak traveler is directed officials are looking at where the high-speed trains would entice market leaders in close the gap between plane and train travel. amtrak is launching a high-speed trial in the northeast to expedite service. they said the goal is to raise speed from the current 130 m.p.h. to 220 over the next decade, cutting current travel times and a half. by cutting travel time, they think what people might choose trains over airline to avoid airport security and more commuters will say, not sitting in traffic. economists believe the product would entice more baltimore citizens to commit -- commute. >> we are the cheapest major city on the east coast. with markets like new york and washington d.c. and philadelphia and boston, a lot of economic opportunity for business expansion in the baltimore area. >> amtrak estimates the overall cost about $9 billion a year over 10 years. including funding from the federal government. his report a live at penn station. >> thank you. nine people are rec
anytime soon? i'll be back with the answer soon. >> terrifying moments for passengers on board an amtrak train headed from oakland to bakersfield. a big rig slammed into a train injuring at least 20 passengers. it a happened in the kings county after the train made a scheduled stop. >> it was shaking and you knew something was wrong. >> that man and 170 others on board felt the impact when a tractor-trailer loaded with cotton debris slammed into train this afternoon. the train kept rolling along the track and then two passenger coaches and locomotive derailed. >> we hit something and the girl across from me flew across the seated into my lap. >> rescuers found pieces of truck inside the train cars, luggage and other items from the train littered the farmland alongside the tracks. >> i seen people with broken arms and broken legs. scratches on their backs. elaborates looking like dirt balls, dirt in their ears. >> some witnesses say the automated gates at the crossing were down when the train passed. >> initially from witnesses, they say the arms weren't down but as you know we will do an
stages of having their security upgraded. >> amtrak is planning for a train affected -- trains that could cut train time from baltimore to boston in half. >> the questions involved in this issue remain whether or not the high-speed trains could moat -- open a more lucrative opportunities for baltimore and whether those trains would close the gap between trains and airplanes. commuters stream off the train from d.c. to baltimore, most believed they did not have to fight the beltway. >> sometimes you can be inconvenienced because yet to think about gas, traffic, parking. >> travelers from new york said they chose amtrak over the plate for convenience. like the airports, this security checkpoints, much easier in a train station. >> amtrak is trying to capitalize on those reasons by closing the gap between trains and planes. they are launching high-speed trails to expedite service. the goal is to raise speed from the current 130 mph to 220 over the next decade, cutting current travel time in half. >> it would be a major enhancement for the baltimore area and the reason for many to live here.
a stall blocking. >>> train tracks in the central valley closed following amtrak crash and derailment, amtrak hoped to have the tracks back open by 5 a.m., that has not happened. video shows the scene in kings county. let's go to kira klapper. >> reporter: as you mentioned that deadline came and went a spokesperson only saying that deadline to reopen damaged tracks in the central valley has been pushed to "later this morning." that's all they are saying this after yesterday's crash that lead to this scene, big rig driver failing to yield, hitting an amtrak train traveling south of fresno. the impact pushed two passenger cars and the locomotive off the tracks. 20 of the roughly 170 passengers traveling from oakland to bakersfield suffered minor to moderate injuries. the driver of the big rig was pinned inside the cab, was removed safely and wasn't seriously injured. investigators state crash happened at a crossing that does have gates to stop traffic. >> initial reports to us from witnesses state the arms were down as you know we will do an extensive investigation and determine that. >
. >> amtrak is guilty of overlooking drug and alcohol use by employees. amtrak and please feel the test at a 51% higher rate than the real industry average. drug and alcohol use by amtrak employees has steadily risen since 2006. a majority of the employees tested positive for marijuana and cocaine. >> if you purchase medications online, a new campaign from the fda says it could be getting fake, expired or even toxic medication. the fda says nearly one in four customers purchased prescription medications on line and says it is pretty risky. less than 3 percent of my pharmacies' meet state and federal laws. a warning, if the price seems too good to be true, you know the old saying, it probably is. >>brian: what a day around the bay area. some temperatures in the '80s and '90s. this is coyote point inn at san mateo. how often do you see this? 80 degrees right now in san francisco. it is 8:20 p.m.. for tonight warm temperatures for the evening with no fog in the forecast. it is going to remain clear even at the close. it will cool down as we get towards morning. it will warm up pretty quic
. nick james on how passengers describe the impact. >> reporter: amtrak panic as families initially feared the worst. the chp says this big rig carrying cotton trash drove right through the crossing arms, despite the bells and warning lights, broadsiding the train. half a mile after impact, the amtrak came screeching off the tracks. they worried that the train caught fire in the first few terrifying moments. firefighters rushed to the scene south of fresno. some were treated here, but many were rushed to the hospital with injuries, described as bumps, bruises, breaks. nothing life threatening. >> people were jumping out of the train as fast as they could. other people were helping them get out of the train. they assisted people getting out of the train as well. >> reporter: the amtrak carrying 169 passengers were bound for bakersfield from oakland with a stop in sacramento. those who weren't hurt were taken by bus loads to a nearby train station and sent on their way. meanwhile the big rig driver suffered moderate to major injuries. they still don't know why he didn't stop. >> i mea
products. details straight ahead. putting the pedal to the metal. early this morning amtrak trains are going faster than ever before. the o's split a double-header. are there chances of catching the yankees waning. we have reaction from the yard. those stories straight ahead. thaisks for -- thanks for joining us. charley crowson is out live at camden yards. >> good morning. >> hey, megan good morning. you mentioned the split of the double-header yesterday. it was a 4-1 win on the twilight side and 9-5 loss on the night side for the o's splitting with toronto. yankees didn't play so they lose a half game in the al east but have a lead in the wild card race. we will hear from fans throughout the course of the morning on good morning maryland and we are live at camden yards. now back to the studio with a check of the forecast with lynette. >> good morning, charley and everyone. check out what's going on this morning. if you haven't stepped out the door, take the jacket once again. we are dealing with very chilly temperatures. look at the 46 in glen elk and 51 ijamsville. jessup at 46.
. >> terrifying moments for passengers on board an amtrak train headed from oakland to bakersfield. a big rig slammed into a train injuring at least 20 passengers. it a happened in the kings county after the train made a scheduled stop. >> it was shaking and you knew something was wrong. >> that man and 170 others on board felt the impact when a tractor-trailer loaded with cotton debris slammed into train this afternoon. the train kept rolling along the track and then two passenger coaches and locomotive derailed. >> we hit something and the girl across from me flew across the seated into my lap. >> rescuers found pieces of truck inside the train cars, luggage and other items from the train littered the farmland alongside the tracks. >> i seen people with broken arms and broken legs. scratches on their backs. elaborates looking like dirt balls, dirt in their ears. >> some witnesses say the automated gates at the crossing were down when the train passed. >> initially from witnesses, they say the arms weren't down but as you know we will do an extensive investigation to determine that. >> the t
of the second crash that happened 17 miles northeast of the afternoon crash, the amtrak train crash. that train left this oakland amtrak station at 7:30 this morning. now it was just about an hour away from its bakersfield destination when that crash happened. a semi tractor-trailer rig plowing into the side of the tra train leaving that train in a piece of metal. it is equipped with warning lines and gates and the mechanical arms at that crossing were down and in good working order at the time of the crash. dozens of people were hurt but no serious injuries among the 169 passengers and four crew members on board. we spoke with a man who said he almost took that train and we talked with passengers who were on board describing it as quite the squacare. >> i thought a bomb went off. today's day in age, you just wonder. i got this force on the side of my head and my arm. and it knocked me sideways to my left and covered in dirt and insulation and you couldn't see anything. >> i feel blessed. i feel like god had a hand in it absolutely. it wouldn't do me good to be stranded any way. this is a bette
disappeared yesterday. two other men made it to shore safely. >>> an amtrak train out of oakland derailed this afternoon after it was hit by a big rig in the central valley. 42 people were taken to hospitals complaining of injury. amtrak says the train was carrying 169 passengers and four crew members from oakland to bakers field when the truck pushed through the crossing bars and hit the train. passengers on the train were terrified and we spoke to one woman on board who described a chaotic scene. >> you couldn't see anything it was just all dusty and you know you're breathing in all that dirt. and you know people start coughing and i mean screaming, crying. and it was horrible. >> reporter: all of the injuries from today's crash were said to be minor. four years ago at this same location 33 people were injured when an amtrak train was struck by a truck carrying lemons. we will go live for an update on theinvestigation that is still under way at this hour. >>> about three hours after today's crash there was a second incident involving a train not far away. investigators say a hay truck
sunshine around the bay mid 80s to mid 90s inland 93 to 101. >>> developing news this just in from amtrak crews hoped to have the tracks open now following that crash and derailment in the central valley. kira klapper is in oakland. are they going to meet that reopening timeline? >> reporter: they sure are. now amtrak's spokes people are saying the opening will be later this morning. very vague from that 5 a.m. deadline they had originally hoped for. we have video from yesterday's crash when a big rig driver failed to yield and hit an amtrak train traveling south of fresno. the impact pushed two passenger cars and locomotive off the tracks, 20 of the 170 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries. the driver of the big rig was pinned inside the car, removed and somehow wasn't seriously injured. investigators say the crash happened at a crossing equipped with gates to stop traffic. >> initial reports to us from witnesses state the -- [ inaudible ] we will do an extensive investigation and determine that one way or the other. >> reporter: while the investigation continues so do final re
: the report from the scene is 20 people were injured. according to amtrak none of the injuries were life threatening but they are not sure how serious the injuries were and they don't know what time the tracks will reopen but they plan to bus people till the tracks are cleared. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >> if you are looking for information on passengers, go to www.ktvu.com, then click on the tab. >>> this afternoon the albany unified school district confirmed a teacher who was arrested for lewd contact has died and it appears it was a suicide. the district says it received word of james izumizaki's death this morning from the sherriff's department. the teacher was accused of having a relationship with a former student who was under 14 at the time. they say counselors rill be able -- will be available for students tomorrow. >>> the search continues for two fisherman missing off the san mateo county. they fell into the water yesterday morning when their boat over turned near pigeon point south of half moon bay. they were four on board the boat. the other two men were wearing life jac
amtrak employees. among other findings the report says mechanics and signal operators tested positive at four time the rate of employees at other railroads last year. amtrak management said it will step up random drug testing. a washed out in drought-ridden west texas. rain continued to fall today over part of the lone star state. up to five inche inches have fan the last 24 hours, swamping street, strandingars and drivers. water was four feet deep in this swrairses. it's being called carmageddon, the sequel, in los angeles. a 10-mile stretch of the nation's busiest freeway is closed to traffic. workers are demolishing then rebuilding ia bridge over the busy 405 freeway. the roadway is scheduled to reopen before rush hour on monday. last year, in phase one of the project, officials warned of monumental traffic jams. drivers steered clear as they did today. coming up on tonight's cbs evening news, guatanamo's last western detainee is moved to canada. in syria today with a new casualty in the conflict. rebels launched another offensive to retake the largest city, aleppo, from government
angeles bureau. >> good evening, a semi tractor-trailer drove into an amtrak train south of fresno causing the last three cars on the train to derail. the train was carrying 169 passengers and four crew members bound for bakersfield from oakland. more than 40 people were taken to hospitals. fortunately, the sheriff's department said there were no serious injuries. while the authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. it happened at a gated crossing that has been the site of collisions before. now, back to brian williams. >>> first monday in october. that means first day of the new supreme court term when we learn which of all the cases that will affect our lives the court has agreed to decide or cast aside. our man at the court pete williams says to expect big decisions on voting rights, affirmative action, and same-sex marriage. the justices today refused to hear a claim that those airport full-body scanners allow the tsa to see too much of us. some notable departures in the news tonight, beginning with james burke. widely agreed to be among the most effective ceos of the mod
tuesday. . >>> dozens of people were hurt after an amtrak train derailed what amtrak is doing to get passengers around that crash. and a celebration is on in the east bay for the a's, they are now officially in the playoffs, it is all ahead on the khou channel 11 news. >>> right now we are sitting at a very balmy 68 degrees and here we go out of the gate, temperatures will trash tomorrow and take a look, 90s to 100, here is sal. >>> traffic is off to a doesn't start -- decent start, as you can see it is doing well, and on 24 it looks
train travelers need to hear as a new study shows a large number of amtrak employees abusing drugs or alcohol. how many tested positive in an audit. . >>> new you may have taken your kids to the air and space museum and if you did you could have been a victim of this scam. check this out. today a former parking lot attendant plead guilty to stealing at least $400,000 in parking fees. he is from silver springs. he said he pocketed between 1800 and $4,500 per shift. the thefts happened more than three years ago. he is one of three charged and the first to plead guilty in this case. >>> we have been following story for a few weeks now. first as an amazing flea market fine, now its something out of a mystery novel. we talked to the folks trying to find who is the right areful owner of this painting. a virginia woman picked up the painting at a flea market and it turns out it was develop from the baltimore museum of art in the 50s. now the museum is trying to decide who it really belongs to. >> right now what we are looking for is information about the painting was here, any documenta
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after a large truck slammed into an amtrak train. impact pushed one trains four cars off the tracks and this is in a railroad crossing. the train carrying 169 passengers and amtrak plans to use buses to shuttle those passenger autos and a search is on for two fisherman whose boat cap sized. >> happening now there are family members walking rugged beaches looking for signs of their loved ones. they searched the rocky coast where a fishing boat was hit by a wave and crashed on to the rock yesterday morning. there is another man still missing. and two men were wearing life jackets and told authorities they were not. coast guard has been searching ever since, calling it still a search not a recovery mission. family and friends have been mounting efforts hoping for any sign of the two men. >> maybe they were tired and couldn't preach the -- reach the shore, we were doing everything we can. and there is you know, big groups of people there are searches continuing this evening. >> there are authorities that believe a shooting was not random. and there is two of them have been release frtd
. an amtrak train colliding with a big rig at a railroad crossing. here's the scene. rescuers carrying passengers away. amtrak says the truck drove into the side of the train, which was traveling from oakland. it is the third time since 2008 that a train has hit a vehicle at that crossing in hanford, california. >>> and also today, an oscar shocker. the host of the 2013 academy awards will be seth macfarlane. and even he wouldn't be surprised if you don't know his name. in fact, last year, he was asked by mtv if he'd ever be running to host the oscars, he said -- >> no, not i. i would -- nobody knows who i am. >> that's not true. >> i don't think -- i think you have to, you know, at least be on a cable show first. >> not so fast. the surprise is on him. he is the creator and the voices on the animated hits "family guy," "american dad" and this summer's sleeper hit, "ted," a movie. and he showed up as the host on the season premiere of "saturday night live," showing his song and dance chops. ♪ oh my head is filled with voices ♪ ♪ and they never go away >> macfarlane says he's a bi
. it was a double trailer hauling. that's what smacked into this five-car passenger amtrak train. now initially the train didn't come off the tracks, just slightly a little bit on the front part of the train. >> okay. as you can hear we're having audio difficulties from our reporter in fresno. there were more than 20 injuries. many of those people from the bay area. and this whole journey started in oakland this morning. in fact, let's bring in nbc bay area's stephanie trong. presumably there are many bay area passengers on this train. we already know of many, don't we? >> there is one who says he was supposed to get on that train, train 712 leaving here this morning at 7:30 from this port of oakland station down to bakersfield. he says he is from orange county, and he was headed down there this morning. he missed it and decided to come back later. now he is inside that station waiting for that sky 50 train, the last one of the lines, and he is counting his blessings. >> i feel blessed. i feel like god had a hand in it, absolutely. it wouldn't do me any good to be stranded halfway between here
on abc2 at 11. >>> going over the speed limit but no tickets involved. amtrak trains in our area were going faster than ever before. >>> and hundreds of flights canceled. the drama continues at american airlines. what does it mean if you have a ticket with them? >> i will want to -- you will want to dress in layers. temperatures chilly but going into the afternoon nice and comfortable but warm. i will tell you when coming up. >> reporter: good morning. a car fire is leading to a heavy heavy delay here on 95 in havre de grace. i will have the best alternate route coming up on good morning maryland. >>> 20 minutes away from 7. thanks for joining. more people die taking their lives than car crashes. that's according to a new study that is coming from the american journal of public health. researchers credit recent traffic safety measures across the country for helping curb deadly accidents by 25%. during that same period, suicides deaths rose to 15% bringing it to the total number the number one cause of scrry related deaths. >>> -- injury related deaths. >>> a frightening ordeal in braz
. and a new report shows that amtrak is guilty of overlooking drug and out of use by its employees. the report says amtrak employees failed the test had a 51% higher rate than average. drug and alcohol use by amtrak employees--the majority of employes fell that tests were tested positive for marijuana and cocaine use. a new campaign for the fda decision could be getting fake or even expired medicine if you are buying it all on-line. the agency says it is pretty risky less than 3 percent of online pharmacies meet state and federal laws and mourning in case you decide to buy your medication on line. if the price is too good to be true if probably is. we will take a break is 4: 20 we have--in this light heading to san francisco this early hour to be right back. sh- a " sense today is going to be the hottest day of the week it got yesterday was i will add a couple of degrees extra. as we head into tomorrow we will experience more of the sea breeze with that we will shave off a couple of degrees and in looking ahead we will continue with a cool down. we will be introduced that fall into the forecas
on kron4 comcast channel 193 193 >> amtrak is getting a bad report card from the federal government. train operators are testing positive for drugs and alcohol more for glee over the last six years. amtrak management is not doing enough to stop if. amtrak operators have the highest rate of testing positive for drugs. on >> amtrak management has been aware of the problem and it needs to test the police. still to come we have some traffic hot spots expected in the travel south bay. those stories plus a live look outside. save up to 35% on a huge selection of clearance mattresses. get 2 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but hurry, sleep train's inventory clearance sale ends soon. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ we don't call this our company, we call this our mission. green toys teaches children that if i have a milk jug and i stick it in the recycling bin it can turn into something new. chase allows us to buy capital equipment to be able to manufacture in the states to the scale we need to be a global company. with a little luck green toys could be the next
say it could lead to inflation in the future. an amtrak train has derailed in central california after officials say a big rig truck slammed right into it just south of fresno. as many as 40 people reported hurt in the crash. when several cars jumped the tracks. trace gallagher in our west coast news hub now. trace, exactly how did this happen. >> well, the train was heading south from oakland to bakersfield. it crashed in a town called hanford which is 30 miles outside fresno it appears that a truck carrying a cotton by product actually blue through the signal and crashed into the train. it looks like three of the five railcars are off the track. you can see two of them there at a 45-degree angle. the people inside were tossed about. 169 on board. 40 injured. at last check 17 were taken to local hospitals. none of the injuries this time appears to be live -- life threatening. the driver of the truck that collided with the train is said to be in pretty serious condition. diesel is leaking from the train. authorities belief they can get it cleaned up relevant relatively quickly. non-inj
. >>> all right. it is 6:09. it will be later this morning before amtrak trains can run between hanford and bakersfield in the san joaquin valley. tracks closed for repairs after two different railroad crashes involving big rigs. ironically, a big rig slammed into a freight train in hanford. the truck driver had minor injuries there. earlier yesterday, there was another crash about 15 miles away. about 40 passengers on that amtrak train were hurt none seriously. it was going from oakland to bakersfield. the driver didn't cross at the stopping gate and slammed into the train, according to police. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing, the arms were down, i don't know if there's any indication of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> the truck driver was trapped in his rig for about an hour after that crash. no word on why he didn't stop for the train. >>> american airlines has engineers in new york checking the seats on 8 boeing 757 jets. the inspections were ordered after two incidents where rowings of seats came loose from airplane floors yesterday on a flight from new york to m
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, and this is bay area news at 7:00. we begin with our continuing coverage of this afternoon's amtrak train crash that injured dozens of people. the train originated in oakland. it collided with a truck in the central valley. the crash happened about 30 miles south of fresno. officials say a big rig struck the side of the train at a rail crossing de railing it. you'll see that train tipped over at about a 45-degree angle. one woman on that train de scribes the accident as a horrifying or deal. >> you couldn't see anything. it was just all people start coughing and everyone screaming and crying. it was just -- it was horrible. >> the woman said she was bruised and sore but had no broken bones. the fresno bee reports a total of 42 injuries. officials tell us none are life threatening. amtrak is using buss now to get those passengers down to bakersfield. >>> we have new information about a grass fire that burned. cal fire now tells us the flame burned three homes. reports started coming in just after 4:00 p.m. of a fire along highway 115. at this hour crews have shut down a one or two-mile stretch o
. >>> also this half hour, an amtrak train with 169 passengers collides with a big rig and then derails and passengers and eyewitnesses are describing the chaos that followed. >>> and then a peanut butter recall spreads, even more so. more than a hundred items, some that might be in your home right now are being linked to a salmonella outbreak. >> products that use the peanut butter. bigger than you think. stay tuned for that. >>> and later in the half hour, are scientologists bending the rules for tom cruise? the insider who says cruise is getting special treatment when it comes to seeing suri. that's coming up in "the skinny." the drama continues for tom. >>> but first, five weeks until the election and one day before the crucial presidential debate. >> both candidates are working on their last-minute preparations for their first face-off tomorrow night. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with a preview of the debate. good morning, karen. >> good morning, rob. good morning, paula. it's been very quiet on the campaign trail as president obama and mitt romney hunkers down an
dead. police are still investigating whether the shootings may be connected. >>> amtrak service not up and running this morning crews worked through the night in the central valley to remove two derailed cars and locomotive from the damaged tracks. 170 passengers were onboard, traveling from oakland to bakersfield yesterday when it was mit by a big rig south of fresno -- 20 suffered minor to moderate injuries. investigators state truck carrying cotton trash failed to yield and hit the train at a crossing equipped gates to stop traffic. we'll have a live report from kira klapper. >>> this morning, investigators in santa rosa are lookinging for a serial arsonist three buildings were targeted, two churches downtown and engineering office. lilian kim has the story. >> reporter: this is the worst of the damage doors at the catholic church downtown santa rosa charred. it could have been worse had a priest not heard the sound of the molotov cocktail shattering. the staff says he doused the fire with water as soon as he could. >> nobody has been hurt. it is the doors of the church damaged. tha
involved a big rig. this time, though, it hit an amtrak train. >>> about 40 passengers on that train were injured. none seriously, though. the amtrak train headed from oakland down to bakersfield. police say the driver didn't yield at the crossing gate, slammed right into the train pushing at least one car off the tracks. >> reporter: how did you not see the train was crossing, the arms were down? >> i don't know if there was any indication of use of alcohol or drugs. >> the tracks could be cleared about 7 a.m. until then a bus bridge is taking passengers around that accident area. >>> a local city leader says won't be intimidated. vallejo mayor osby davis' private law firm was purposesly torched over the weekend, gutting the building. this isn't the first time he has been targeted. davis has had numerous windows broken out by rocks and while he believes someone is trying to intimidate him, he says it's not working. >> i believe that the last criminal act is part of an escalating entertainment to intimidate me. it has failed. >> the mayor and his family are not getting extra police protec
buss to get to and from the district. today the bus service opened a new terminal. it joins amtrak and bike share. the move emphasize's union station's critical role as a transportation hub. travelers say they like the convenience. >> it makes it real convenient. you don't have to worry about -- i'm going to new york city. you don't have to worry about driving up this and worrying about parking. >> it's more better here than at the old location. it's more convenient because you have union station, amtrak here also, and more connection points for anybody who is wanting to travel anywhere. >> the city pockets $47 million from the sale of the old greyhound bus terminal on first street northeast. >>> another really gorgeous day out there today. but we're hearing it might be down hill from here. doug? >> down hill, but the slope is not like this, vance. more like this. more of a cloud cover issue than a rain issue. but we will see some rain too. 5 out there right now with winds out of the southwest at 12 miles per hour. still fairly mild. and a lot warmer than it has been the louisiana
him in a short workout. healthy cities days from october 1st until october 6th. >>> amtrak hopes to break the speed limit in the northeast corridorch the rail service started to -- corridor. the rail service started to test trains at 165 miles per hour from maryland to massachusetts. all the locations may have one day of regular 160-mile-per- hour service and amtrak says that the tests are needed to perform and improve. they are doing five above what to expect to be the maximum operating speed of 160 miles per hour. a stretch of that track is being tested from perryville to wilmington delaware and currently they have a speed of 135 miles per hour. >>> prescription drug abuse with young people in the united states dropped to a record low. that was the case last year. you might be wondering why. doctors do have some ideas. we will tell you what they say and what need to be done to keep this those numbers down. details straight ahead. >> reporter: eight games to play and game and a half behind the yankees. who would have thought it october baseball in baltimore. the o's in the homes
. the first involved an amtrak train traveling from oakland to bakersfield. here's the map. that train derailed near hanford about 30 miles south of fresno. less than four hours later, another train accident, about 17 miles away. a freight train and a tractor-trailer collided. now that amtrak train derailed after a big rig slammed into it. tonight the "l.a. times" identified the truck driver as 32-year-old makari medina. he suffered injuries. dozens of people on board the train were also hurt. >> i got this on the side of my head and my arm. and it knocked me sideways to my left. and i'm covered in dirt and insulation and it was just, you couldn't see anything. >> reporter: investigators are still trying to figure out what went wrong. was it driver error? a malfunctioning crossing arm or something else? train service in the area is expected to resume tomorrow morning. >> tonight vallejo's mayor insists he is the target of an arsonist. >> i believe that the last criminal act is part of an escalating attempt to incriminate me, let me make it very, very clear. it has failed. i am not now,
will be in court. >>> 5:05 now. about 40 passengers on a train were seriously injured none seriously, the amtrak train was headed from oakland down to bakersfield. police say the driver did not yield at the crossing gates, slammed right into the train pushing at least one car off the tracks. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing the arms were down? i don't know if there's any indication of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> tracks could be cleared by about 7 a.m. until then a bus bridge is now taking passengers around that accident area. >>> a local city leader says he wouldn't be intimidated. vallejo mayor osby davis's private law firm was purposely torched over the weekend gutting the building. davis says he has had numerous windows broken out in the past by rocks. he believes someone is trying to intimidate him. he says it's not working. >> i believe the last criminal act is part of an escalating attempt to intimidate me. let me make it very, very clear: it has failed. >> the mayor and his family are not getting extra police protection despite the targeted attacks. >>> more testimo
for tomorrow morning at a new san jose overross crossing where an amtrak train hit a toddler seven years. the blossom hill bridge is at monterey boulevard. it is set to open after the ceremony at 11:00 a.m. the new pedestrian bridge is near the spot where the individual died. his mother is scheduled to speak at the ribbon-cutting. it will be held in the back of the parking lot of a lowe's store on coddle road. >>> to the relief of football fans and player, the referees' lockout has ended. the union was seeking improvemented salaries and retirement benefits. in an agreement they got pretty much everything they were asking for. >> ja meanjanine de la vega has more. >> reporter: fans are excited that things are back to normal. some fans were vowing not to watch football because they say they were tired of watching replacement referees make bad calls. >> you didn't -- you didn't know if the team was necessarily winning anymore because of their skill or because they were just getting bad calls. >> reporter: last night the nfl reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout. >> i'm very excit
near hanford with reports of major injuries and another track with an amtrak train in the same area as a truck failed to yield at a gated crossing and pushed at least one car off the cracks. most people suffered minor to moderate injuries. those who weren't hurt were put on another train. >>> a murder trial underway for a woman accused of killing her long time friend out of jealous. alyssa harrington was in the courtroom for the opening arguments. >> reporter: this morning, we only heard from the prosecution. the deputy district attorney telling the jury that giselle esteban is guilty of first- degree murder and she stalked sticks-year-old michelle le and planned her death. supporters were at opening statements wearing pins with le's picture on them. the district attorney said she was obsessed that the former lover and father of her daughter was dating le or spending too much time with her when they were just friends. we learned that esteban stole an id bag to gain access to the kaiser hospital where le worked and saw dozens of phone records detailing calls to the hospital and the u
will have more coming up. >>> an amtrak train carrying 169 passengers from oakland to bakersfield derailed when a big rig collided with the train. two cars were pushed in the crash, causing the train to run off the tracks. it traveled 600 feet before coming to a stop. authorities say 20 passengers suffered miner to moderate injuries such as scrapes and bruises and possibly broken bones. the truck driver only suffered minor injuries. >>> coming up later in the broadcast, the a's pour champagne tonight and the giants and the dodgers. later in this broadcast. >>> new tonight at 11:00 p.m. a man was injured in a shooting tonight in san francisco. police responded to reports of shot fired in the block of broad street. the officer said when officers responded to the area they found evidence there had been an injury shooting and they locked down the area. later a man arrived at the hospital suffering from a gun shot wound. according to the officer. police are continuing to investigate the shooting. >>> and a man was injured in a shooting earlier today at san francisco -- no. we want to move on. a
. between 30 and 50 passengers on that train were hurt, though none seriously. the amtrak train was headed from oakland to bakersfield. police say that the driver did not yield at the crossing gate and slammed right into the train, pushing at least one of the cars off the tracks. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing? >> i don't know if there was any indications of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> the big rig driver suffered moderate to major injuries. investigators say it is still unclear why he failed to stop. >>> well, it's crunch time for the presidential candidates. they are busy prepping for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that govern
amtrak passengers suffered injuries when a big rig collided with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pin the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing right into the train. investigators could not determine why the driver did not stop. >>> four men in mississippi battled a monster and lived to tell the tale. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator. bill says it's huge. that's an understatement. it weighs 697 pounds. well, once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours just to get close enough for the fatal shot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried feuds usually get all the press at the texas state fair, but not on monday. we have a new star, everyone. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of fritos corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chili and then 580 bags of shredded cheese to make the world's largest frito chili pie. thank you for doing that. it weighed over 1,300 pounds. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins who has yo
police arrived. >>> approximately 30 amtrak passengers suffered injuries when a big rig collided with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pinned the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing into the train. investigators have not determined why the driver did not stop. >>> well, four men in mississippi battled the monster and lived to tell a tale. it's almost unbelievable when you look at it. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator that weighs 697 pounds. once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours to get it close enough for the fatal gunshot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried foods usually get all the press at texas state fairs, but not on monday. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of frito corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chilli and then lots top it off with cheese, to make the world's largest frito chili pie. tasty. now for a look ot your weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i would need a gallon of ice cream to balance the salt and
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